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Competitiveness and infrastructure in SICA : Trade facilitation and logistics as the lexus and driver for competitiveness

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Fuente: Banco Mundial 2011
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Title Competitiveness and infrastructure in SICA
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Sub Title

Trade facilitation and logistics as the lexus and driver for competitiveness

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Guasch, Jose Luis

Publisher

[Washington, D.C.]:Growth Dialogue Institute

Date 2015-04
Event

Korea Study Tour for Government Officials of SICA

Pages 8
Subject Country Central America(Americas)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Trade
Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics
Holding GDI; KDI School